Can I stay in my home indefinitely if I undertake these remediation works on a regular basis?
No. These are a medium term management arrangements only. The only way to remove loose fill asbestos insulation is to undertake demolition of the affected properties. The new requirements are intended to minimise further exposure risks in the medium term, but are not a long term solution. This reflects the consensus of expert advice to the Government in 2014.
As these houses continue to age the amount of work and management required through the asbestos management plans is likely to increase significantly, making it difficult to maintain. Advice from industry experts is these measures are only sustainable in the medium term and are not a permanent solution.